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247th Family Court
Judge Janice Berg
Harris County Civil Courthouse
201 Caroline, 15th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
Helpful Links
State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Harris County Law Library
ABA Family Law Section Full Text of Texas Family Code (& Texas Constitution & all codes)

Harris County Family District Courts’ Policies and Procedures during COVID-19


Court Staff
Court Phone: (713) 274-1247
Fax Number: (713) 274-1254
Associate Judge: Hon. Bethany Arnold
Clerk: Ann Rodriguez(713) 274-1247
Assistant Clerk: Sherise Dickerson(713) 274-1247
Coordinator: Victor Almendarez(713) 274-1247
Bailiff: Michael Hutchinson(713) 274-1247
Bailiff: Joe Williams(713) 274-1247
Court Reporter: Karen DeShetler(713) 274-1268
Court InformationTop

NEW Joint Policies and Procedures during COVID-19 (eff 4-1-2020).pdf (applies to all Harris County Family Courts)
NEW Trial and DWOP reset dates (through 05-08-2020).pdf

Important Links for COVID-19 Crisis
Texas Supreme Court Emergency Orders Regarding COVID-19
County Engineer's Court Operations Policy (eff. 03/24/2020)
Court Operation Guidance for COVID-19 (published by the Texas Judicial Branch)
Standing Mutual TRO for New Divorces and SAPCRs (must be attached to newly filed divorces and SAPCRs)

Sample Prove-Up Forms
NEW LINK Texas Alliance of Child and Family Services

247th Uncontested Docket Checklist
Affidavit/Unsworn Declaration Sample Forms
Attorney Application 247th.docx
Ad Litem Voucher Supplement.pdf
Private Appointees' Fees and Payment Form.pdf

To check and monitor any setting or hearing given in a case, please refer to the Harris County District Clerk's website, www.hcdistrictclerk.com.

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